84points

Akai Professional Max 49

81points

Novation SL MkII 49

Akai Professional Max 49
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Akai Professional Max 49 vs Novation SL MkII 49

Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
84
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Akai Professional Max 49
81
points
Novation SL MkII 49

Why is Akai Professional Max 49 better than Novation SL MkII 49?

  • Has navigation buttons
    ?
  • Has an arpeggiator function
    ?
  • Has a bank selector button
    ?
  • Has velocity-sensitive pads
    ?
  • 4 more pads
    ?

    12vs8
  • Has a modulation wheel
    ?
  • Has a pitch wheel
    ?
  • Has touch strips
    ?

Why is Novation SL MkII 49 better than Akai Professional Max 49?

  • Has velocity sensitive keys
    ?
  • 15 more buttons
    ?

    58vs43
  • 8 more knobs
    ?

    8vs0
  • 8 more faders
    ?

    8vs0
  • Has MIDI thru port
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  • The device has an integrated touchpad
    ?
  • Has a pitch/modulation stick
    ?
  • 7 more encoders
    ?

    8vs1

Price comparison

Novation SL MkII 49

ProductStorePrice
Novation SL MkII 49 AmazonNovation 49SL MkIII, 49-Key Midi Control...Novation 49SL MkIII, 49-Key Midi Controller
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$599.99
Novation SL MkII 49 AmazonNovation SL MkIII 61-Note MIDI CV Keyboa...Novation SL MkIII 61-Note MIDI CV Keyboard Controller/Sequencer with Sustain Pedal (Piano Style), Keyboard Cover & MIDI Cable Bundle
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$719.99
Novation SL MkII 49 AmazonNovation SL MkIII 49-Note MIDI and CV Ke...Novation SL MkIII 49-Note MIDI and CV Keyboard Controller/Sequencer with Sustain Pedal (Piano Style), Keyboard Cover & MIDI Cable Bundle
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$619.99
Novation SL MkII 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 49 USB Keyboard Contr...Novation Launchkey 49 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live, 49-Note MK2 Version
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$290.37
Novation SL MkII 49 AmazonDCFY Music Keyboard Dust Cover for Novat...DCFY Music Keyboard Dust Cover for Novation SL MKII 49 Music Keyboard | Premium Synthetic Leather
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$50.99
Novation SL MkII 49 AmazonRockville BEST BAG 49 Padded Rigid Keybo...Rockville BEST BAG 49 Padded Rigid Keyboard Gig Bag Case for Novation SL MkII 49
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$64.95
Novation SL MkII 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey Mini [MK3] 25-Mini-Ke...Novation Launchkey Mini [MK3] 25-Mini-Key MIDI Keyboard
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$109.99
Novation SL MkII 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 25 MK2 USB Keyboard C...Novation Launchkey 25 MK2 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live
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$149.99
Novation SL MkII 49 AmazonNovation 49 Soft Shoulder Bag for 49-Key...Novation 49 Soft Shoulder Bag for 49-Key MIDI Controller Keyboards, Black
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$92.31
Novation SL MkII 49 AmazonNovation Impulse 61 USB Midi Controller ...Novation Impulse 61 USB Midi Controller Keyboard, 61 Keys with Microphone & Headphones Deluxe Bundle
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$489.99
Novation SL MkII 49 walmartNovation 49-Note MIDI SL MkIII CV Keyboa...Novation 49-Note MIDI SL MkIII CV Keyboard Controller/Sequencer with Sustain Pedal (Piano Style), Keyboard Cover & MIDI Cable Bundle
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$64.95

Design

1.Has a display
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
2.Has backlit LED buttons
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
3.height

322mm

293mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.width

741mm

803mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.volume

19088.16cm³

15998.97cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
6.thickness

80mm

68mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.

Controls & Buttons

1.Has octave buttons
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
The octave buttons are used to shift the keyboard up or down in one octave increments. This extends the range of the keyboard in either direction, which lets you play notes that lie outside the number of keys available.
2.number of buttons

43

58

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
3.Has navigation buttons
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.
4.Has an arpeggiator function
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
The arpeggiator is the main tool used by computer musicians to generate looped material. An arpeggiator is simply a generator of signals that controls the tempo, pitch, velocity, gate, and other parameters of the sound.
5.Has a bank selector button
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
The button is used to select independent banks of continuous controllers. Effectively, this allows you to control more independent parameters with the knobs, faders and buttons. The bank selector button is used to switch among the available banks.
6.Has a transport control section
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
The transport controls are used to control playback, set the position of the playhead, start recording, activate the cycle region, or to move to the project start or end.

Keys & Pads

1.Has velocity sensitive keys
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
Velocity sensitive keys are just spring loaded keys that sound out louder the harder you hit them. If you "lightly" press a key, the sound will be quiet; the harder you press, the louder it gets.
2.Has semi-weighted keys
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
Similar to a weighted action keys, but with less resistance and a slightly springier release, semi-weighted keys are popular with many players. If you don’t need realistic piano response, but also don’t care for spring-loaded synth actions, a semi-weighted keyboard might be ideal for you.
3.total keys

49

49

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
4.has velocity-sensitive pads
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
Velocity-sensitive drum pads allow you to modify the sound sample's pitch depending on how quickly you hit the pads. They provide a more natural audio experience, as the pitch depends on your movement, just like when playing the drums live.
5.drum pads

12

8

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
6.The device has an integrated touchpad
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
With a touchpad, users can control the device by moving their finger on a touch-sensitive surface. This can facilitate a more complex interaction.

Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
When pressed, the sustain pedal allows all notes to sound and “vibrate” freely. All notes played will continue to sound until the pedal is released. This is perfect when you need a sturdy and responsive control over sustain.
3.Has MIDI thru port
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
The "thru" port, emits a copy of everything received at the input port, allowing data to be forwarded to another instrument in a “daisy chain” arrangement. This allows the user to have more than two MIDI devices connected as a studio.
4.Has a MIDI-In port
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
MIDI-In Port allows data to be received by a MIDI-compliant device. The “in” port enables the MIDI keyboard to be controlled by an external device or sequencer.
5.Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.

Features

1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
Devices can communicate in both directions with each other without any additional MIDI interface. The biggest advantage is that the USB connection can be used for everything; power supply, MIDI-in and MIDI-out. This means you need less cables.
2.The device is mappable
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
Users can map, set and regulate the entire midi controller giving different functionalities to all different buttons, knobs and faders. The device could be also set up with different softwares.
3.Is compatible with Windows
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
4.Has automapping technology
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
With automapping technology it is easier to set up your MIDI device and assign all different controls to your software (DAW).
5.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation SL MkII 49
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

Price comparison

Novation SL MkII 49

ProductStorePrice
Novation SL MkII 49 AmazonNovation 49SL MkIII, 49-Key Midi Control...Novation 49SL MkIII, 49-Key Midi Controller
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$599.99
Novation SL MkII 49 AmazonNovation SL MkIII 61-Note MIDI CV Keyboa...Novation SL MkIII 61-Note MIDI CV Keyboard Controller/Sequencer with Sustain Pedal (Piano Style), Keyboard Cover & MIDI Cable Bundle
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$719.99
Novation SL MkII 49 AmazonNovation SL MkIII 49-Note MIDI and CV Ke...Novation SL MkIII 49-Note MIDI and CV Keyboard Controller/Sequencer with Sustain Pedal (Piano Style), Keyboard Cover & MIDI Cable Bundle
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$619.99
Novation SL MkII 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 49 USB Keyboard Contr...Novation Launchkey 49 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live, 49-Note MK2 Version
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$290.37
Novation SL MkII 49 AmazonDCFY Music Keyboard Dust Cover for Novat...DCFY Music Keyboard Dust Cover for Novation SL MKII 49 Music Keyboard | Premium Synthetic Leather
Amazon logo
$50.99
Novation SL MkII 49 AmazonRockville BEST BAG 49 Padded Rigid Keybo...Rockville BEST BAG 49 Padded Rigid Keyboard Gig Bag Case for Novation SL MkII 49
Amazon logo
$64.95
Novation SL MkII 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey Mini [MK3] 25-Mini-Ke...Novation Launchkey Mini [MK3] 25-Mini-Key MIDI Keyboard
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$109.99
Novation SL MkII 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 25 MK2 USB Keyboard C...Novation Launchkey 25 MK2 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live
Amazon logo
$149.99
Novation SL MkII 49 AmazonNovation 49 Soft Shoulder Bag for 49-Key...Novation 49 Soft Shoulder Bag for 49-Key MIDI Controller Keyboards, Black
Amazon logo
$92.31
Novation SL MkII 49 AmazonNovation Impulse 61 USB Midi Controller ...Novation Impulse 61 USB Midi Controller Keyboard, 61 Keys with Microphone & Headphones Deluxe Bundle
Amazon logo
$489.99
Novation SL MkII 49 walmartNovation 49-Note MIDI SL MkIII CV Keyboa...Novation 49-Note MIDI SL MkIII CV Keyboard Controller/Sequencer with Sustain Pedal (Piano Style), Keyboard Cover & MIDI Cable Bundle
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$64.95

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